Senior Congress leader and former deputy speaker Bir Devinder Singh on Sunday asked revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia to better learn about Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh and his contribution towards the nation before making any comments.
Reacting to Majithia’s statement asking where was Amarinder when bullets were flying in Punjab, Devinder said, “Majithia’s statement comes from the ignorance as he seems to have read no history.”
“Unlike many leaders who took shelter in the safe custody of the government guest houses after having stage managed their arrest, Amarinder worked on-field,” Devinder told Majithia.
He reminded Majithia about Amarinder’s stay in Amritsar during 1965 Indo-Pak War as an aidede-camp (ADC) to Lt Gen Harbaksh Singh.
“Amarinder rejoined the army to face the enemy as otherwise he had already taken premature retirement,” Devinder said.
Moreover, he added, Bikram, who was not even born at that time, does not know that it was Lt Gen Singh with Amarinder as his ADC who had held his foot down and stayed put at Amritsar and did not relocate to Beas in the wake of severe enemy assault.
“Had they not done so, Amritsar might have been with Pakistan and so would Majitha,” he said.